Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne and challenger Billy Nungesser are scheduled to participate in a Friday candidate forum sponsored by the Pachyderms of Greater Baton Rouge.

Dardenne and Nungesser, who is Plaquemines Parish president, face each other on the Oct. 22 primary election ballot. Both are Republicans.

The forum begins a 7 p.m. at the Great Wall Chinese Restaurant, 3084 College Drive. Registration and the buffet opens at 6:30 p.m. Cost of the buffet is $13. RSVP to (225) 921-4901 or